Patrick H. Thompson

Associate Washington, D.C.


Patrick H. Thompson counsels and defends clients in both litigation and government investigations. His litigation experience has included defending consumer lawsuits and work on complex business disputes in a variety of industries, including telecommunications and healthcare.

Patrick has counseled clients on compliance with the complex regulations governing the healthcare industry, including the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. When clients have faced state or federal government investigations into potential regulatory violations or Medicare/Medicaid overpayments, he has helped clients mount a thorough response.

Patrick has also maintained an active pro bono practice, including representing the group of Native Americans seeking cancellation of the federal trademark registrations of disparaging marks used by the Washington, D.C. professional football team.

While in law school, Patrick’s Note Broadcasting as Marketplace or Academy? How the Federal Communications Commission Can Save College Radio was published in the April 2014 issue of The George Washington Law Review. Patrick was a legal intern for the Federal Communications Commission, Audio Division. He also argued a felony appeal before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals as a student attorney in the Federal, Criminal, and Appellate Clinic.


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2014, with honors, The George Washington Law Review
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2001, cum laude

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Patrick's Areas of Focus